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... headed off to Auschwitz. Now it doesn't seem remotely OK to complain about the organisation of the Auschwitz Museum when you consider what it represents and the atrocities that occurred. But I will anyway, especially since now it's become a MASSIVE tourist attraction and as such should be run efficiently....it's woeful!! Information on the official internet site is not clear in relation to guides, entrance times as an individual without a guide - etc etc. ...
... centre. It had one of the best washroom to date and the 15kc was applied to anything purchased. We had a lovely pastry and a MacDonald tea. We are travelling through Bohemia. There are gently rolling hills of farmland - mostly canola at this time. While we were travelling Peter gave us a very interesting summary of the history of the Heart of Europe. It was very clear and presented in a way that was easy to understand - perhaps I might ...
... 2 gas chambers were adapted from mortuaries which, with the huge crematoria attached to them, were initially intended to cope with mortalities amongst the slave labor force in the camp, now approaching 100,000 and subject to a horrifying death rate. But from the autumn of 1942, it seems clear the SS planners and civilian contractors intended to build a mass-murder plant.
The twin pairs of gas chambers were numbered II and III, and IV and V. The first ...
... but the prisoners could here it. Block 10 was where the medical experiments were done, except we were not allowed into that building. Block 11 was the "block of death" because this is where punishments were done. In the basement we saw standing cells, starvation cells, and a cell that was ready for gas. This is where they punished those, and usually no one survived after going into here. We weren't allowed to take pictures in the basement, ...
... identity and be known only with a badge/id - no name just a statistic. I conclude Conformity is key in Auschwitz - then and now.
I understand that all this is to make the tour logistically smooth for us and i in no way had a issue with that.... but still it just makes you think that with the cruelty inflicted on the inmates here and with no sign of humanity what was it like? For example a prisoner could use the restroom only twice a day once in the ...